The reformer Martin Luther (1483-1546), following a vow, joined the strict mendicant order of the Augustinian Hermits in 1505. Two years later he was ordained a priest and in 1512 he was appointed professor of biblical exegesis at the University of Wittenberg, a post he held until his death. He wanted to eliminate the aberrations of the Roman Catholic Church at that time and restore it to its original Protestant form (re-form). Among other things, he denounced the widespread sale of indulgences, the purchase of sins. On 31 October 1517, he wrote his famous 95 Theses against the Church 's practice of penance (the fact that he banged them on the church door is probably only a legend). He ultimately triggered (not intended by him) the Reformation and division of the church.
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